Canada updated instructions for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

Canada updated instructions for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program

Canada updated instructions for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program
On February 7, 2022, the Government of Canada updated instructions for students graduating outside of Canada for application for the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program (PGWPP). According to the new instructions, the online study eligibility period for international students has been extended, and students can complete their studies outside Canada by August 31, 2022. International students who have been enrolled in a PGWP-eligible program between March 2020 and summer 2022 can complete 100% of their program online and still get a PGWP.

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Ottawa still provides permanent residency to the families of the victims of air disasters
The Government of Canada still accepts applications of family members of victims of air disasters involving Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 (ET302) and Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752). Eligible candidates can apply until May 11, 2022, under one of two permanent residence pathways which honour the memory of victims and support their families. In addition, the Government will establish a scholarship program in memory of victims of Flight PS752 and disburse 176 scholarships averaging $25,000 for each beneficiary. The Government is also planning to introduce a similar scholarship initiative to honour the victims of Flight ET302.

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How the Entry/Exit program can impact immigrants
The Entry/Exit Program allows Canadian border services to collect travellers’ information and share this accurate and objective data with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to evaluate and process immigration applications. The Program will allow the Government to verify residency requirements to support citizenship applications or permanent resident cards or check if a temporary residence applicant overstayed in Canada before. The program also helps to check if an applicant’s family members reside in Canada, or support investigations of possible fraud.

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March 2022 will be the Fraud Prevention Month
The Government of Canada protects Canadians and newcomers from falling victim to fraud and provides clear instructions to prevent possible immigration fraud. According to the guideline, newcomers and prospective immigrants should make sure that they are not required to hire an immigration representative to make an application. If applicants want to receive help from a consultant, they should ensure that they work with licensed Citizenship Consultants. In addition, the Government warned that Government employees never contact candidates or ask for payment to avoid arrest or deportation.

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